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Los Angeles LGBT Center Presents Trans Pride L.A. 2022Special Guests: Vico Ortiz, Shaan Dasani On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 16–18 the Los Angeles LGBT Center will once again host the annual Trans Pride L.A., one of the nation’s oldest and largest celebrations of the TGI/ENBY+ (Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex, Non-Binary…
“The world has lost a giant in the movement for LGBTQ freedom, justice and equality.  After a valiant battle with cancer, Urvashi Vaid died today,” said Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean. “I first met Urv in the early 1980’s when we were both young attorneys and lesbian activists in…
Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx will be the next Artistic Director of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s highly-acclaimed Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center in Hollywood. Muñoz-Proulx is an Ovation Award-nominated director who is currently Director of Cultural Programming at A Noise Within Theatre in Pasadena. He also has served on the Latinx…
Dennis Hensley’s The MisMatch Game first took the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre by storm in 2004 at the community-friendly ticket price of $15, and that has never changed. Eighteen years later, the unstoppable comedy phenomenon is set to pass the $200,000 mark in money raised for the Center.…
Following the United States Senate confirmation today of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, Los Angeles LGBT Center Executive Director Joe Hollendoner issued the following statement:“The Los Angeles LGBT Center congratulates the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson on this monumental occasion of becoming the first Black woman to be…
For the first time in more than two years, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Models of Pride for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth (LGBTQ+) and their allies 24 years and under will be held in person on Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Los…
Contact Information: Ryan Clary(323) 810-6184 [email protected] Today, End the Epidemics, a statewide coalition of more than 150 community organizations including the Los Angeles LGBT Center, called on Governor Newsom and the California Legislature to allocate $105 million in the state budget to address alarming increases in overdose deaths, skyrocketing rates…
Today the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law by President Biden. The bill becomes the first federal legislation to create a standalone grant program specific to the LGBTQ community. In response to the signing of VAWA, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Chief Impact Officer…
Following the Florida Senate’s passage today of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, in addition to the onslaught of anti-LGBTQ legislation being introduced across the country, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Executive Director Joe Hollendoner issued the following statement: “We must stop Governor Ron DeSantis from signing Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’…
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